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35th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts

11/14/2014 - 12/24/2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts
4145 Meridian St

The 35th Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts is a five week long festival featuring the work of over 100 local artisans and craftspeople. The affordable, locally handmade products range from jewelry, paintings, wearable art, specialty foods, and art from found materials. Fill your weekends with live local music, artist demos and workshops, and bring the kids in for fun art projects. The festival will be open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done under one roof and support local artists at the same time!

The 35th Annual Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts runs November 14th – December 24th in Bellingham at 4145 Meridian Street next to the new Burlington Coat Factory.

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A Christmas Story-The Musical

11/28/2014 - 12/14/2014 - 12:00 am at Claire vg Thomas Theatre
655 Front Street

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!” The modern classic – A Christmas Story – will rock the Claire vg Thomas Theatre from November 28 through December 14.

Join Ralphie, The Old Man and the whole Parker family in this hilarious, heartwarming musical based on the now-classic movie of the same name. Exciting song and dance numbers and a large cast make this rollicking musical a wonderful way to get into the Holiday spirit!

11/28 at 7:30pm ,11/29 at 2:00pm & 7:30 pm, 11/30 at 2:00pm
12/04 & 12/05 at 7:30pm, 12/06 & 12/07 at 2:00pm
12/11 & 12/12 at 7:30pm, 12/13 & 12/14 at 2:00pm

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BTG Presents: “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical”

11/28/2014 - 12/14/2014 - All Day at Bellingham Theatre Guild
1600 H Street

The Bellingham Theatre Guild (BTG) presents “Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical” from November 28th to December 14th. Book, music and lyrics are by Meredith Willson of “The Music Man” fame; the show is directed by Ed and Julie Marantette.

Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. In his inimitable style, Meredith Willson (The Music Man, The Unsinkable Molly Brown) tells the classic story of the holiday season. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus brings about a genuine miracle, spreading a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy’s and Gimbels department stores, and convincing a divorced cynical single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa is no myth.

There are 7:30 pm shows on November 28 and 29 and December 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, and 13. Popular 2:00 pm Sunday matinees will play on November 30 and December 7 and 14

Ticket Prices are $14 Adults, $12 Seniors/Students, $8 Children.

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Fairhaven Holiday Festival

11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014 - All Day at Fairhaven Village Green
Tenth St. and Mill Ave.

Start your holidays in the historic Fairhaven district with the annual Holiday Festival and Art Walk! Among Fairhaven’s festive 100+-year-old buildings–and along streets and public spaces decorated and lit up to brighten your strolling, shopping and dining–experience the start of the holidays with some special events!

Friday, November 28th:

Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting visitors in the Victorian-era gazebo at the corner of Harris Avenue and 10th Street - 3-4:50pm Friday

The annual Lighting of the Trees at the Fairhaven Village Green –  5pm Friday, with entertainment by Bellingham High’s Showstoppers.

The Holiday Art Walk featuring some 20 locations with special exhibits and unique events- 5-8pm Friday and Saturday

Saturday, November 29th:

Free Carriage Rides with Santa (each Saturday, November 29 -December 20, Noon-3pm.)

The Holiday Art Walk (day two), 5-8pm

*Photo caption: special thanks to John Servais and Fairhaven.com for the event details and pictures. 

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Island Artisans’ Holiday Market

11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014 - All Day at Friday Harbor Elementary School Gym
95 Grover St

A much loved island tradition! All the artists are juried and present their best arts and craft work for the season. It is a fundraiser for Art Scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

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Lynden in Lights

11/28/2014 - 01/01/2015 - All Day

Take a tour of the city’s unique light displays & decorated storefronts during Lynden in Lights from November 28th-January 1st! Larger-than-life Nativity sets, Dutch children, poinsettias, windmills, and more illuminate the city throughout the season for all to see!

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Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights

12/05/2014 - 12/07/2014 - All Day

The Blaine Holiday Harbor Lights and Tree Lighting runs Friday, December 5th-Sunday, December 7th.  The Festival includes a lot of family friendly events: Holiday Art Market, Winter Book Sale, Christmas Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Holiday Lights Obstacle Dash, Karaoke & Caroling, A Performance by the Blaine School Band & Choir culminating with a Community Tree Lighting, a Visit from Santa and a Dazzling Boat Parade!

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Holiday Port Festival

12/05/2014 - 12/07/2014 - 12:00 am at Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave

The Holiday Port Festival is a free, family-friendly event held the weekend of December 5th- 7th. It’s one of the most anticipated events of every holiday season! The festival is open to the public Friday from 12pm-8pm, Saturday from 11am-5:30pm and Sunday from 11am-5:30pm at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The Holiday Port Festival includes:

*Performances by local choirs, bands, and dancers
*Gingerbread house contest & display
*Free cookies & hot apple cider
*A food drive to benefit the Bellingham Food Bank, so bring non-perishable food items to help fight hunger
*Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, with the option to purchase photos from Turner Photographics-Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 1-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm
*Fire truck rides — Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm
*Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides — Saturday 11am -2pm & Sunday 1-4pm

Gingerbread House Contest:

The gingerbread house contest is free and open to bakers of all abilities and ages. This year’s optional themed category is “Landmarks” and anyone, of any age, and any group size, may choose to enter the theme category instead of one of the other categories (see below). Many adults and children make a tradition out of entering the contest, and ribbons are awarded for the top three in each category. Key gingerbread house contest dates:  entry form deadline Monday, Dec. 1; edible structure delivery date Wednesday, Dec. 3rd. For full info on entering the gingerbread house contest, visit the Port of Bellingham’s site.

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Pacific Arts Holiday Market

12/05/2014 - 12/21/2014 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm at Sunset Square
1125 E Sunset Dr

Shop local and handmade this holiday season at the 18th Annual Pacific Arts Market in Bellingham. The Market features several dozen well-known local artists and crafters, with a variety of work including jewelry, fine art, photography, textiles, clothing, bath & body, specialty foods, home decor, paper crafts, and much more. This fun family event also presents live music and artist demonstrations.

The Market is open the three weekends before Christmas; December 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21
10:00am-6:00pm, Fridays-Sundays

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Gardenview Montessori 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar

12/06/2014 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at St. Paul’s Academy
3230 Meridian St

Gardenview Montessori will host the 8th Annual Holiday Bazaar at St. Paul’s Academy on Saturday, December 6th from 9:00am to 3:00pm featuring local vendors, a silent auction, bake sale and activities for children. Free admission. Free ticket at the door for each child to use for a kid’s craft, kid’s game or kid’s raffle entry.

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